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Old 01-11-2016, 05:42 PM
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Probably some Common Core asshat thought he could add some social commentary to the poverty discussion.
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Old 01-11-2016, 06:12 PM
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My generation sucks
I blame our parents generation that raised us. "My baby is so special, and can do no wrong!!!"
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Old 01-11-2016, 06:51 PM
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Good financial advice from Fox News

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Old 01-11-2016, 07:12 PM
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Good financial advice from Fox News

So THAT's what I've been doing wrong!
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well he is somewhat right .... but it is not good advice for people whom are poor and over spend
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:29 PM
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well he is somewhat right .... but it is not good advice for people whom are poor and over spend
Problem solved (unless loophole has been fixed)

Lotto Loophole Allows Ticket Purchases With EBT Cards

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – All it takes is a dollar and a dream.

But, even if you’re technically broke, we’ve learned you can still cash in on the Mega Millions mania with your state-funded EBT card.

“I didn’t know you could do that,” said one lottery hopeful.

Apparently neither did the Lottery Commission, which told CBS13 “no” when we asked.

But the state Department of Social Services, which oversees the welfare program, says yes. So, why the confusion?

“It’s clear there’s no clarity here regarding the rules about whether EBT cards can be used to buy lottery tickets,” said Jon Coupal of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.

Social Services says while they don’t encourage it, the card acts like a debit card and can be used for cash purposes like buying the Lotto, as long as the retailer accepts it.

There’s also confusion at convenience stores. We called 10 stores around Sacramento and asked if they allowed EBT cards to buy lottery tickets. Three stores told us no; two stores said only if the customer chose the cash back option, while five stores said yes, you can buy a lotto ticket with a swipe of an EBT card
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Originally Posted by YeuEmMaiMai View Post
well he is somewhat right .... but it is not good advice for people whom are poor and over spend
No, it's still sound advice for poor people. "Buy as many as you can afford

So if someone poor can only afford 1 ticket, so be it.
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Old 01-12-2016, 12:08 AM
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No, it's still sound advice for poor people. "Buy as many as you can afford

So if someone poor can only afford 1 ticket, so be it.
Unfortunately they have very distorted sense of what "afforadable" means.

There's a dude who lives in a town 1.5hr from KC (Marshall, MO) he was a store clerk that only had like $20 in his checking account to his name....and what did he spent it all on? The powerball...won like 250mil...largest jackpot in the state of Missouri.

Of course it turned out great for him but lot of poor people are gonna be hit hard by this huge jackpot frenzy unfortuantely...
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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/taxes-on-a-14-billion-powerball-jackpot-could-be-400-million-2016-01-11

Learned something new: CA doesn't tax lottery winnings. Who woulda thunk?

And reinforced what I already know: Death taxes suck...
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Really???? Kalifornia doesn't tax lottery? I call
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Old 01-12-2016, 05:27 AM
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Omg wtf at people failing simple math...


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So many people on Facebook reposting that, idiots.
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If you divide $1.3 billion by the number of people in poverty (46.7mill) each person would get $27
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Seriously...whoever posted that image must be trolling...no one can be THAT stupid can they?.......
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Seriously...whoever posted that image must be trolling...no one can be THAT stupid can they?.......
Welcome to the Internet


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I didn't even do the math...
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Problem solved (unless loophole has been fixed)

Lotto Loophole Allows Ticket Purchases With EBT Cards
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Seriously...whoever posted that image must be trolling...no one can be THAT stupid can they?.......
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:58 AM
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It was half sarcasm......but I do feel half stupid for doubting how stupid the internet can be sometimes.....
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I'm going to make signs for my local liquor stores. Something like this?

Someone snatched your idea.
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^^^ LOL, hilarious! All retailers should do that.

I just drove by the big powerball billboard on the downtown interstate and they just have "999" up on there.

They need to do that on the big billboards!!!
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Old 01-12-2016, 10:31 AM
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It was half sarcasm......but I do feel half stupid for doubting how stupid the internet can be sometimes.....
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It's okay, you drive a 3G TL, you are forgiven
Yay! I feel better now, thank you!
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No, it's still sound advice for poor people. "Buy as many as you can afford

So if someone poor can only afford 1 ticket, so be it.
Yeah..like those rich folks with Televisions and a Refrigerator.
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Yeah..like those rich folks with Televisions and a Refrigerator.
How about combined? 28 cu. ft. 4-Door Refrigerator with 8" Wi-Fi Enabled LCD and Counter-Height FlexZone ™ Drawer


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BoostedJack still around?
Of course. If you look at the fine print in your recent legal documents, it says he owns you.
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Up to $1.4 Billion now.


Make that $1.5 Billion now.
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Someone snatched your idea.
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Someone snatched your idea.
Should have copyrighted it.
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Make that $1.5 Billion now.
Hoooolly sheeeeeeeit.

Cash value is at $930 million now.

It's only midday tuesday today. So by wed night it will definitely cross the 1 billion mark for cash value and maybe go up to 1.7/1.8 billion jackpot!!!

Could there be a chance for a 2 BILLION jackpot..........?????

Imagine if nobody won again tomoroww night......
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updated to 1.5B.. almost broke a billion cash option
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1.4 billion by Wednesday?? an increase of 100 million?

Shit jumped from 700 million to 949.8 million the last time. I think it'll hit 1.68 this time.
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updated to 1.5B.. almost broke a billion cash option
It'll break a billion cash option for sure.

I still stand by my estimate of 1.68 Billion.
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It'll break a billion cash option for sure.

I still stand by my estimate of 1.68 Billion.
You so
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Making a cruise over the border tomorrow to get in on the action..
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Making a cruise over the border tomorrow to get in on the action..
Can non-residents even claim the prize?
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You so
Yup.

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